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100 YEARS OF RECOGNIZING R.T.S

In November, ARRT will mark 100 years of recognizing R.T.s—and we hope you’ll join in. Check this page for updates and watch for a chance to be part of our social media campaign and other activities.

FROM THE ARRT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

On behalf of ARRT staff and its Board of Trustees, I extend my congratulations to all Registered Technologists, past and present.

For nearly a century, you’ve been the reason we exist. We’ve worked together to ensure that people who need medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy receive the very best.

Gold Standard Patient Care is more than an aspiration. Thank you for your dedication to your patients and your profession. We appreciate your efforts.

Sincerely,
Paul A. Larson, M.D., FACR, President of the ARRT Board of Trustees


HISTORY

Almost 100 years, ago, Sister M. Beatrice Merrigan took 10 required radiographic films (spanning sinus to knee), answered 20 essay questions, and submitted them to the Registry—known today as ARRT. A few weeks later, she received her exam results and became our first Registered Technologist. 

In November 2022, ARRT will be honored to mark a century of recognizing qualified people who work in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy. Today we certify and register more than 345,000 technologists in 15 disciplines. Throughout our centennial celebration, we’ll tell the stories of some of those people.

Sister M. Beatrice Merrigan

CELEBRATE R.T.S ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Later this summer, we’ll launch our #RTsAreMore campaign on social media. We’ll invite all R.T.s to submit a photo of themselves, their credentials, and two words or short phrases to describe themselves. 

We’ll use some submissions across our social media channels, on our website, in ads, and in our fall newsletters and magazine. We can’t wait to spotlight all you do! Watch your email and our posts on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram for more information.